"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"Some black folks really see the images and say, 'That's us, but at the same time that's not us.' So they're caught right in between it. Some white folks see the images and smile and laugh, and some are really concerned and disturbed. And some are quite confused, just as confused as blacks are..."
- Michael Ray Charles